A long-time vocal opponent of the country’s biggest, most influential tech companies is ratcheting up his rhetoric.
“Big tech has made a conscious decision they don’t want to be the town square anymore or protect your free speech rights, or my free speech rights. Instead, big tech is, I believe, drunk on power. They are getting more brazen,” Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) told Yahoo Finance’s The First Trade. Cruz voiced displeasure over recent actions by Facebook (FB) and Twitter (TWTR) to stop the spread of a damaging New York Post story on the son of Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden.
Facebook reportedly sent the story to third-party fact checkers and limited the spread of the story on the platform. Twitter went onto mark the New York Post story link as “potentially unsafe” and blocked it.
“The New York Post has the fourth highest circulation of any newspaper